At Innisfree, you will find nature at its finest and most exciting.
We have resident Chipmunks, Blue Jays, Squirrels and Hummingbirds.
We have also seen rabbits, white tailed deer and racoons in the garden. Hummingbirds, American finches and blue jays feed from the bird feeders and a brilliant flash of red means the Red Cardinal is around. Turkey vultures and, if you are lucky, a bald eagle sometimes ride the thermals overhead. In summer the hummingbirds have a feast on the nectar from the touch-me-not flowers and in winter when the flowers die back, they follow the sun south to Mexico, returning to Nova Scotia the following May. Lake Midway has had a family of beavers living on it with signs of their gnawing near the lake.
At night, see the bats circling, catching insects and listen out for the racoon tapping as he tries to walk through the glass of the kitchen door!
The cottage is well placed for all of the local attractions such as whale watching, Kejimkujik National Park, beautiful beaches and the busy fishing county town and port of Digby which is famous for its lobster, clams and other fresh seafood. Seals can be seen basking on the rocks and diving for herring in some of the many local coves, including Seal Cove which lives up to its name on nearby Brier Island. This is just off of the Digby Neck and Islands scenic drive route which runs past the cottage and is accessed on the inexpensive local government run car ferries.
There will always be plenty to do for young and old alike, whether you enjoy exploring Nova Scotia's rich heritage, having a quiet meal at a waterside retreat, shopping at great prices or relaxing in the garden in summer.
The peeper frogs start to squeak around Lake Midway in April or May. Click here to listen to a recording made on the front step of the house on an evening one May.